Narcotics Agent James T. Williams

Narcotics Agent James T. Williams

United States Department of the Treasury - Prohibition Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, October 16, 1924

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James T. Williams

Narcotics Agent James Williams was accidentally shot and killed by his partner while struggling with a suspect in Chicago, Illinois. During the struggle his partner's revolver discharged, striking him in the head.

Agent Williams had taken the oath of office to serve with the Prohibition Service only three days earlier.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Location Illinois

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I am so proud to have been asked to help find your living relatives so the DEA office could present a medal to them for your bravery even after over 70 years had passed. It gives me great comfort knowing that no one forgot about you or gave up on trying to find your family. Rest in Peace Agent Williams.

Gina Wysocki, Will County, Illinois Historian

November 19, 2019

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